Kerri McCullough Wood is currently Senior Vice President and Head of Commercial Teva API and Medis, both global, B2B businesses within Teva Pharmaceuticals, driving profitable and sustainable growth for the organization. Ms. Wood is an accomplished senior executive in the pharmaceutical industry, with over 20 years’ experience, currently managing a P&L in excess of $1 billion. Ms. Wood has a proven track record of developing and implementing the commercial strategy, driving organizational transformation, and leading through uncertainty, while continuing to keep a strong focus on customer centricity and building strong relationships.
Ms. Wood earned an MBA from Fairleigh Dickinson University and holds a B.S. in biology, with a health sciences minor and a pre-medical focus from Boston College. Previously, she served as First Vice President, the chair of DCAT’s Education Committee, and on DCAT’s board as a director.
FIRST VICE PRESIDENT
Sally Macaluso is the Vice-President and Chief Procurement Officer of Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices and Business Services Procurement. In this role, Sally is responsible for the business engagement activities for the Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices sector. Sally is also responsible for managing $8.5 billion of global Enterprise-wide spend in the Business Services categories which include Travel, Fleet, and Meetings; HR Services; Corporate Services; Professional Education and Access; and IT. Sally is a member of the Johnson & Johnson Procurement Leadership Team.
Prior to this role, Sally was the Vice President of Marketing and Business Services Procurement where she managed $13 billion in spend across the two category families. Sally joined the company as the Vice-President of Johnson & Johnson R&D Procurement, a position that she served in for four years.
Sally is very passionate about women’s leadership. She was the Executive Sponsor of the Procurement Women’s Leadership Initiative for five years. She also currently serves as the Executive Sponsor for the Professional Pillar of the enterprise Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, Manufacturing, & Design (WiSTEM2D) Program.
Before joining Johnson & Johnson in 2012, Sally spent 18 years at Merck & Co, Inc. where she worked in the Merck Research Laboratories and then held various leadership positions in Global Procurement supporting many different indirect and direct categories. Sally has a Bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Bucknell University and a Master’s degree in chemistry from Lehigh University.
SECOND VICE PRESIDENT
Mr. Davies is a pharmaceuticals procurement and operations executive with over 20 years of experience in organizational design, strategy development and implementation across direct and indirect categories. He is currently Associate Vice President, Global Sourcing and Procurement for Merck, where he leads the development and execution of procurement strategies supporting Merck’s small molecule business. Prior to joining Merck, he was Vice president, Global Procurement at Teva Pharmaceuticals where he designed, recruited and staffed Global Procurement for Third Party Operations and the Americas region. From 2004-2014 he held various positions at Pfizer and Wyeth (prior to its acquisition by Pfizer), leading global strategic sourcing and API planning teams across EMEA, Americas, and APAC.
Mr. Davies recently served as Third Vice President and on DCAT’s Advisory Council and was a board member of the Philadelphia Drug Exchange, Pharmaceutical Trade Organization. He holds a B.S. in business logistics from Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA.
THIRD VICE PRESIDENT
Donna J. Gruol is currently Vice President, Business Development for XGen Pharmaceuticals DJB, Inc. and is responsible for new business development, portfolio expansion, and project management. Ms. Gruol has enjoyed a 28-year career in generic pharmaceuticals, specializing in generic sterile injectables, with a broad range of experiences to include leading complex projects and alliances through commercialization, as well as licensing and business development on a global scale basis. Ms. Gruol’s passion for the pharmaceutical industry is grounded in cultivating highly collaborative relationships that have significantly improved patient outcomes via access to affordable, life-saving, and life-enriching medicines.
Ms. Gruol is a graduate of the Graziadio School of Business at Pepperdine, University, earning her MBA in Global Organizational Leadership, and holds a BS in Speech, Language Pathology from Marquette University, among other academic pursuits. Previously, she served on DCAT’s Leadership Development Committee, Advisory Council, Alliance for Industry Women Committee, and most recently, former Chair of the Membership Advantage Committee.
Craig Douglas has been in the pharmaceutical industry for over 24 years, having served in operational and business development roles for Rhodia ChiRex, Shasun and Siegfried. Currently, as Global Head of Siegfried’s API Portfolio segment, he leads global teams that support business development, customer service and product management activities in over >80 countries. Craig has been an active member of DCAT participating on and serving on the DCAT Education Committee as recently as 2018. He holds a Ph.D in Organic Chemistry from the University of Durham England and a BSc Hons Chemistry from University of Aberdeen Scotland.
Lori A. Hoffman is the Associate VP, Business & Product Development for Piramal Critical Care. She has 30 years of broad pharmaceutical industry experience in API & Finished Dosage R&D and manufacturing, project and alliance management, licensing, product selection, and business development. Ms. Hoffman has been an active DCAT volunteer for the past eight years, as a member of the Education Committee, the Advisory Council, and as former Chair of the Alliance for Industry Women Committee. Ms. Hoffman earned a B.S. in chemistry from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and has completed additional coursework in economics, accounting, and communication.
Gavin Murdoch has been in the pharmaceutical industry for over 32 years, having served in operational, technical, procurement and business development leadership roles for both Merck and Co Inc and ThermoFisher. Currently, as Senior Director for Strategic Partnerships, he leads teams that create novel technology and supply chain solutions to serve customer’s innovation and growth needs across drug substance, biologic and API. Mr. Murdoch has been an active member of DCAT for many years participating on various committees, serving as chair of the DCAT Education Committee, and as a member of the Board of Directors. Mr. Murdoch holds a B.S. in chemical engineering from the University of Connecticut, MBA in finance from Villanova University, and Masters in Engineering Management from Wharton and the University of Pennsylvania.
Scott is a career sales executive with over 22 years of pharmaceutical industry experience. Scott has proudly been with Ren-Pharm international for 16 years and is currently the Vice President of Sales. Ren-Pharm International is an industry leading and globally recognized agent specializing in active pharmaceutical ingredients and the drug development process from R&D through commercialization. Ren-Pharm International represents several industry leading API suppliers, and during Scott’s tenure Ren-Pharm International has been instrumental in identifying API’s and executing strategy to support some of the most highly recognized and highest value ANDA product approvals and first-to-file launches.
Prior to joining Ren-Pharm International, Scott worked for six years with Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceuticals, a Johnson & Johnson Company, holding sales positions of increasing responsibility. Scott graduated from Stetson University with a BS in Business Marketing.
Scott has been an active DCAT volunteer for the past six years as a member of the Science and Scholarship Committee, serving the last five years as the committee chair. Scott was instrumental in developing and participating in DCAT’s primary scholarship initiative as a Special Awards Sponsor for the International Science and Engineering Fair, which provides cash awards to talented and deserving young scientists and future industry leaders.
Courtney E. Stanton serves as President of Smithfield BioScience and the Vice President Bioproducts for Smithfield Foods, Inc., a $15 billion global food company founded and headquartered in Smithfield, Virginia. In this role, Stanton leads the Smithfield BioScience strategic platform, leveraging byproducts from the meat production process for the development of pharmaceuticals, regenerative medicine, nutraceuticals, and medical device solutions.
Stanton joined Smithfield in 2015 and brings extensive experience in commercializing new ventures, business development, new product development, portfolio management, and acquisitions. She has played a pivotal role in establishing Smithfield as a leader in providing a range of biotechnology solutions in the areas of human therapeutics and tissue fabrication, and for growing Smithfield’s overall byproducts business year-over-year.
Prior to joining Smithfield, Stanton held leadership positions at several large companies in the food industry, including Tate & Lyle, Fonterra U.S.A., and Tyson Foods. Throughout her career, Stanton has served in a variety of business development roles and was responsible for numerous successful ventures into new international markets.
Stanton is a member of the Society for Biological Engineering and the Harvard Business School Angel Investors. She earned her B.A. in International Relations and Economics from Wellesley College and her MBA from Harvard Business School.
Mr. Diver has been in the pharmaceutical industry for over 30 years, having served technical and commercial leadership roles for both innovator companies and CDMOs. Currently, he is the Senior Director, Commercial Development, Small Molecules at Lonza. Mr. Diver has been an active member of DCAT for many years participating on various committees, serving as chair of the DCAT Technology Committee, as a member of the Advisory Council, and as a member of the Board of Directors. Mr. Diver holds a B.S. in chemical engineering from Lehigh University.
SECOND IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT
Paolo Magrì is CEO of the Bioseutica Group, active in the production of pharma grade natural proteins and enzymes. The Group is headquartered in The Netherlands, with offices in Switzerland and production sites in British Columbia (CA). Mr. Magrì has over 30 years of experience in the active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) industry. Prior to joining Bioseutica, he served as senior VP at Advitech Advisory and Technologies. Previous to that role, he served as Vice President of corporate business development at Infa Group, and as marketing and sales Director at Sicor and in Teva’s API division, after the acquisition of Sicor by Teva in 2004.
His strong track record in the industry also includes previous roles at Archimica/Pro.Bio.Sint. and Fordras. Mr. Magrì earned his Master’s degree in chemistry and pharmaceutical technology from the University of Milan, Italy.
Ms. Timony currently serves as the executive director of the Drug, Chemical & Associated Technologies Association (DCAT). Ms. Timony joined DCAT in December of 1998 after the organization moved its headquarters from New York to New Jersey. During her tenure, she has been responsible for overseeing the strategic direction and operations for the global business development association with 100+ active volunteers and a staff of 10.
Prior to this, Ms. Timony was the executive director of the American Physical Therapy Association of New Jersey (APTAnj) where she was responsible for the management and operations of the 2,500 member professional society which included legislative and regulatory advocacy. During her tenure at APTAnj, she also served concurrently as the executive director of the Acute Care practice section and the Research section for the national APTA organization.
A graduate of Widener University, she is active in association management professional societies and served as a board member and past president of the Middle Atlantic Society of Association Executives. She is also a member of the American Society of Association Executives and has led several small-staffed association group forums and committees.
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